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John D. Biggers

Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company

1930 - 1953

Fabricated Goods

1930 b. 1888
UndergraduateUniversity of Michigan
Born-Died1888 - 1973
BirthplaceMissouri (MO)
Era - 1930

Biggers is recognized for strong labor-management relations. He was a key figure in bringing the Toledo Labor Peace Plan to nation-wide attention. In 1947, Biggers was head of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of flat glass with sales of $100 million and employment of over 10,000 people. Under Biggers’ leadership, Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass developed new glass products, including Thermopane.